Tag - e-commerce



BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 7, 2016
Mitsui's Indian home shopping partner plans push to dominate market
With e-commerce and TV shopping gaining traction in India, Naaptol Online Shopping Pvt. Ltd. is looking to expand further by leveraging partner Mitsui & Co.'s experience in home shopping, top company officials say.
Sep 14, 2016
Japan business leaders to visit China in hope of warming frosty economic ties
A joint Japanese business delegation will kick off an eight-day visit to China next Tuesday in the hope of expanding bilateral economic ties through talks with Chinese government officials and local executives.
Aug 27, 2016
'Big data' and privacy protection
The government has some hard choices to make when it comes to implementing changes in the law on privacy protection.
Japan Times
Aug 1, 2016
Amazon takes on Alibaba from Japan with Chinese-language website
Just before the stores open in Tokyo's Akihabara electronics district, buses pull up, unleashing Chinese tourists and their credit cards to snap up televisions, rice cookers and other gadgets. Walk into any department store and there they are, buying mascara, T-shirts and other merchandise.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 8, 2016
Rakuten to close online shopping sites in Britain, Spain, Austria
E-commerce giant Rakuten Inc. said Wednesday it will close online shopping sites in Britain, Spain and Austria by the end of August and will focus investment on Germany and France, where it anticipates growth.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 25, 2016
Revived Pennsylvania rust belt looks to test Trump's appeal
With a rusting steel mill in its center, this Pennsylvania city would seem fertile ground for Donald Trump's campaign and its vision of a declining America that only he can fix.
Apr 20, 2016
Republicans dig in as North Carolina businesses, amid mounting losses, urge anti-LBGT law be axed
North Carolina business leaders on Tuesday called for a repeal of a new state law they blamed for mounting economic losses as opponents cancel jobs and events over concerns that it discriminates against gay and transgender people.
Japan Times
Mar 18, 2016
How $5-a-night hostels led to Japan's first $1 billion startup
In 2012, Shintaro Yamada was 34 years old, single and frustrated with his job. So he quit a comfortable position in Tokyo and set out to see the world.
Jan 21, 2016
Where to find China's latest crop of shoppers
China's vast number of rural consumers are starting to make themselves felt in the realm of e-commerce.
Nov 1, 2015
Japan business lobbies send joint delegation to Beijing to beef up ties
A joint Japanese business delegation, including the country's largest business lobby, arrived in Beijing on Sunday to hold talks with senior Chinese government officials and company executives to strengthen bilateral economic ties.
Oct 1, 2015
The inexorable logic of the sharing economy
Today's sharing-economy companies like Amazon and eBay have left their infancy, and their services will one day be ubiquitous.
Japan Times
Jul 24, 2015
To avoid raising eyebrows, entities swapping Kinki for Kansai
In an effort to increase recognition abroad as well as prevent smirks, giggles, or shocked stares from English speakers, more businesses and private organizations are dropping the regional name "Kinki" from their titles and replacing it with "Kansai."
Japan Times
Jun 13, 2015
David Bickle: 'Never be afraid to ask (people) questions'
BCCJ president on the challenges of doing business in Japan and playing for the national rugby team.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 10, 2015
Tokyo Chamber of Commerce reports possible data leak after computer system hacked
Hackers may have stolen personal data on more than 12,000 people, most of whom are members of companies the chamber represents, it says.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 11, 2015
Three held for physical abuse of fellow martial arts club member at Osaka school
Three male students involved in the Japanese martial arts club at Osaka University of Commerce are under arrest for alleged physical abuse of a fellow club member.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 27, 2015
Republican hopefuls Rubio, Paul, Cruz appear at U.S. billionaire Koch brothers' retreat
Three potential Republican presidential candidates appeared before a gathering of wealthy donors organized by the conservative billionaire Koch brothers in California on Sunday night.
Japan Times
Jan 26, 2015
Japanese rice: The new, safe luxury food in China
First it was European infant formula, then New Zealand milk. Now Chinese consumers are adding Japanese rice to the list of everyday foods they will bring in from abroad at luxury prices because they fear the local alternatives aren't safe.
Japan Times
Jan 15, 2015
Japan Post, Rakuten to offer delivery lockers
Japan Post Co. and e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc. are teaming up to offer lockers where customers can pick up items purchased online at their own convenience, sources said Thursday.
Japan Times
Sep 7, 2014
Drone enthusiasts see bright future but legal hurdles await
Last December, Amazon.com Inc. created a buzz by releasing a video of a drone delivering a package to a customer's home. If Amazon launches its Prime Air service as planned in 2015, we could soon see unmanned aircraft whizzing through the skies to deliver purchases in as little as half an hour.
Sep 6, 2014
Apple aims to change the game with mobile-payments debut
Apple Inc. is jumping into the mobile-payments market just as retailers upgrade their cash registers to be more secure and ready to receive wireless transactions.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on